Dubbed “the substitute phone,” this new weighted plastic block has the same feel of a phone—but with none of the features. Really all it has is a row of little beads that move as you swipe left or right, up or down. There’s no purpose to stroking the beads other than that it feels good—similar to how often when you reach for your phone and press the home screen button, there’s no point to that either. (Chances are, you’re already getting text and email alerts that are almost impossible to ignore.)
According to Mashable, the substitute phone was designed by Australian Klemens Schillnger and they aren’t for sale yet, but it looks like they will be soon. Will they reach the anxiousness-busting popularity of fidget spinners? Maybe—but sometimes there’s just so substitute for the real (Instagrammable) thing.